Wednesday, November 4, 2015
So, I'm a little late to the party on this one, being that Halloween came and went exactly four days ago, but that's largely because I just found out about it: I have a story included in the recent "Halloween Returns: A Fan Fiction Anthology," from the fine folks at Horror Novel Reviews. What is this anthology all about, you may be asking yourself? Well, it's right there in the title, but just in case you need it to be further spelled out, Halloween Returns highlights none other than what is possibly the greatest horror franchise of all-time, the Halloween series, starring everyone's favorite masked killer, Michael Myers. There are 19 tales in all, including my own "Helloween," a short little ditty that attempts to explain just how it is that Myers has survived countless stabbings, shootings and other things that would kill any other mortal throughout his near thirty-year career. The best thing about this anthology is that it is 100% FREE (being that it's not licensed from the original rights holders), and you can download your copy today HERE as an .epub, .mobi or .pdf file. I don't think you'll regret it!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
So today's a real good news/bad news situation. The good news is that Episode 6 of Fictionvale Magazine, featuring my story "Ironblood: A Fairypunk Adventure," is finally available for your reading pleasure. The bad news is that this will be the last episode of Fictionvale.
But, if you're going to go out, you might as well go out swinging, and this last issue promises to be a whopper of a good time. The theme this go-round is "Pick Your Punk," offering ten genre stories encompassing the various "-punk" sub-genres. All are on display: steampunk, cyberpunk, dieselpunk and my own fairypunk. It's a host of amazing stories by a host of amazing writers, and the story of mine included - featuring twenty-five-foot tall mechs fighting fire-breathing dragons - is one I'm tremendously proud to have included amongst the rest.
You can pick up your copy (available as a downloadable package of .pdf, .epub and .mobi versions) right here.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
So. I've recently put up my novel Beyond Order & Chaos up on Inkshares. To help promote it, I think it's time for a little fun: design-a-BOC-character-contest fun. That's right... I want you to pick a character from Beyond Order & Chaos and send in what you think they should look like, and if I like yours the best, you'll get a $10 Amazon gift card! Here's how you enter:
1. Read the sample at the link here, pick a character or characters from it and whip up a spiffy design. A b&w sketch, a full-color image, cosplay if you want to go real crazy... all will be considered!
2. Send your design via attachment (jpegs would be preferable, but any format works) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Character Design Contest." Make sure you include the name of the character(s) in the body of the e-mail, so I'll know who you've designed. NOTE: must be a character from Beyond Order & Chaos to qualify.
I'll be taking submissions until Sept. 23, after which I'll choose my favorite and post it here and at the Inkshares page for all to see. If I get more than one that I like, I may post those, too, but only one winner will get the $10 Amazon gift card. There will be a winner no matter what - if I get only one qualified submission, then that submission will get the gift card - so you might as well toss the dice against the wall and send me what you've got!
Thank you, and good luck!
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
So, I've decided to give this Inkshares thing a go, as my novel Beyond Order & Chaos is up and ready to be pre-ordered!
The novel tells an interactive, branching story similar to the old Choose Your Own Adventure books, in which the superhero Light loses his powers in a final battle with his arch-nemesis at the mention of a single word. Of course, this leads him down further adventures in which the reader controls the story, spanning pretty much the whole length of an entire universe of gods, monsters and maybe one or two kitchen sinks along the way. I've always felt that superheroes where at their best when they were allowed to explore every corner of the weird, genre-bending universes they inhabit, and so I attempted to pack that same level of detail into the one Light traverses throughout the course of the story(s).
If that sounds like something that would interest you, do me a favor and click on over to the link below and give it a look. There's a small sample of the book and also a video I put together (that hopefully won't make me cringe in the future) showing off the many wild directions the story can take:
Pre-order Beyond Order & Chaos today!